Bauchi state Commissioner of Police, Habu Ahmadu Sani has advised the Federal Government to empower all security agencies including the Military, Police, Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigeria Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) by providing them with necessary wherewithal in order to enable them combat terrorism and other criminal activities in the country.
The Commissioner gave this advice during a community dialogue for traditional and religious leaders in Bauchi on preventing and countering violent extremism organised by Bauchi State Network of Civil Society Organisations (BASNEC).
Represented by a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Adamu Aliyu Alhaji, the Police Boss said that all security agencies complement the work of one another hence the need to pay attention to all of them as one institution alone ‘cannot win the war’.
He commended BASNEC for Organising the dialogue saying that it was timely and could help in promoting unity and peaceful coexistence among the adherents of various faiths residing in the state.
Also speaking, the Chairman of the Bauchi State Network of Civil Society Organisation (BASNEC) Jinjiri Garba said that the purpose of the event was to bring stakeholders together and rub minds on how to manage conflicts within their communities.
He noted that representatives of various security operatives were invited to present lectures to the participants on security tips, peace and conflict resolution.
Jinjiri Garba added that 90 participants drawn from different religious groups and community leaders were attending the dialogue urging them to change their mindset, know how to counter extremism and serve as ambassadors of peace in their communities.